Joseph Y. Haight diaries

Joseph Y. Haight diaries

Dates: 1899-1902

Four volumes of handwritten diaries covering the time from 20 February 1899 to 30 July 1902. The final volume contains twenty-four pages of prayers in the Tahitian language. Haight writes about his daily activities, the missionary effort in the Society Islands, and the internal functioning of the mission.

  • Extent: 2 folders (0.25 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Haight, Joseph Y. (Joseph Young), 1865-1946
  • Call Number: MSS 1687
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Joseph Y. Haight diaries must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 1687; Joseph Y. Haight diaries; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1687, LTPSC.
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File-level inventory available online.
Related Material
See also the Eli Holton letters (MSS 2277) and the Joseph Y. Haight mission papers (MSS 6940).
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--French Polynesia--Tahiti (Island)--History; Haight, Joseph Y. (Joseph Young), 1865-1946--Diaries; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon missionaries--French Polynesia--Tahiti (Island)--Diaries; Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)--History; Tahitian language--Texts
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Haight (Joseph Y.) diaries
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Finding aid prepared by Andrea Wyss
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-10-07T15:18-0600
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Biographical History

Joseph Y. Haight (1865-1946) was a teacher and civil servant in Utah and Idaho. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Tahiti.

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